Conference Schedule 2020

 

Thursday, Feb. 27

1:00 - 5:00 pm | PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt

AIP Certified Coach Pre-Conference Workshop (Open only to ’17-’19 alumni or Winter ’20 program students)

This pre-con is open only to ’17-’19 alumni or Winter ’20 program students. It is an in-depth workshop exclusively for AIP Certified Coach alumni or current 2020 students, exploring topics particularly relevant to those serving clients through implementation of the Autoimmune Protocol. Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt, co-founders of the AIP Certified Coach program will be sharing their long-term observations about AIP and sharing overviews and learnings from past and current AIP medical studies. Additionally, Mickey and Angie will each being sharing case studies on working with clients who have “high-stakes” autoimmune diagnoses, conducting a small group working session on an AIP case study, and offering an hour-long Q & A session.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 2: Details Coming Soon

Friday, Feb. 28

7:00 - 8:00 am | MORNING MEDITATION
7:00 - 8:00 am | YOGA
7:00 - 8:00 am | BREAKFAST - on your own

Visit the Hopcity Tavern and Market in the Hilton Lobby. Or take a short walk and explore the miriad of dining options downtown Portland has to offer. 

7:00 - 7:30 pm | EXHIBITOR HALL

Explore our curated selection of brands and companies who fit our paradigm. In the hall, you’ll discover new products and services for your life and business and connect with fellow members of the community.

8:30 - 9:25 am | WELCOME FROM THE NTA: Matt Smith & Miriam Zacharias

Matt Smith, Director of Academics and Miriam Zacharias, Director of Marketing

9:30 - 10:30 am | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Shamini Jain, Ph.D

Energy to Thrive: How Mind-Body and Biofield Science put our Healing Back in our Hands

How does consciousness catalyze healing?  What does this science really say about how we can not only heal ourselves, but others? 

In this talk, Dr. Shamini Jain, President and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative, takes us on a journey through cutting-edge, published research psychoneuroimmunology, biofield science, and collective consciousness – to help us discover how science and spirituality are currently joining to help us truly discover the power of human healing potential.  Dr. Jain will also explore with the audience, through practical, fun exercises, how we can augment our own healing as well as the healing of others. No previous background is necessary to enjoy this talk. Come with an open mind and heart, and ready to enjoy experiencing your healing potential! 

Shamini Jain, Ph.D 

 

10:40 - 11:20am | MORNING BREAK
11:30 am - 12:30 pm | SPEAKER: Tara Hunkin

Enhance Positive Neuroplasticity through Mitochondrial Function

There is an epidemic of neurodevelopmental disorders that parents and children are struggling with currently. When we address cellular health not only do symptoms resolve but therapies that leverage positive neuroplasticity are more effective. This presentation will outline evidence of how mitochondrial dysfunction is evident in children with neurodevelopmental disorderssigns and symptoms of mitochondrial dysfunction in a childwhat the main causes of mitochondrial dysfunction are, how to test for mitochondrial dysfunction (functional tests and test physicians can order) and how to address mitochondrial dysfunction through food/nutrients and lifestyle interventions. 

Tara Hunkin

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | SPEAKER
12:35 - 1:55 pm | LUNCH - on your own

Lunch on your own. Explore Portland’s deliciously eclectic downtown variety of food options. 

2:00 - 3:00 pm | SPEAKER: Fred Provenza

Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom: How Palates Link Herbivores and Humans with Landscapes

This talk focuses on the  nutritional wisdom of the body in herbivores and humans, how that works, and the importance of wholesome foods to enable that in cultures and individuals. The roles plants and animals once played in nutrition have been usurped by processed foods that are altered, fortified, and enriched in ways that can adversely affect appetitive states and food preferences. The need to amend foods, and take supplements, could be reduced by creating cultures that know how to grow and combine wholesome foods into meals that nourish and satiate.

Fred Provenza

2:00 - 3:00pm | SPEAKER
3:05 - 3:55pm | AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00 - 5:00pm | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Terry L. Wahls, MD, IFMCP

The Many Faces of Ketogenic Living and Thriving 

This talk will review the three benefits of ketosis, IF, TRF, PF, the fasting mimicking diet types of the ketogenic diet (dairy, MCT, olive oil) and contraindications of ketosis. You will also learn to monitor ketogenic diets, respond to dyslipidemia and learn what ketogenic diet studies are being conducted.

 Terry L. Wahls, MD, IFMCP  

5:30 - 7:30pm | EXHIBITOR RECEPTION: Corner Post Meats

Corner Post Meats sells meat to folks who give a damn. The team is passionate about good land management and feeding their community. Join our “Meat and Greet” to connect with exhibitors and to enjoy nutritious food with the NTA community. 

Saturday, Feb. 29 

7:00 - 8:00 am | MORNING MEDITATION
7:00 - 8:00 am | YOGA
7:00 am - 6:30 pm | EXHIBITOR HALL

Explore our curated selection of brands and companies who fit our paradigm. In the hall, you’ll discover new products and services for your life and business and connect with fellow members of the community.

7:00 - 8:00 am | BREAKFAST - on your own

Visit the Hopcity Tavern and Market in the Hilton Lobby. Or take a short walk and explore the miriad of dining options downtown Portland has to offer. 

8:30 - 9:30 am | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Param Dedhia, MD

The Power of Sleep: The Secret to Health and Performance 

Just as nutrition and exercise are time-honored approaches to best health, sleep is a master key. Whether it be health or performance, sleep honors us on all levels. As sleep is as mystical as the night, we must define optimal sleep and its normal variations. Sleep challenges are common. So, we need to be aware of what can go bump in the night and what to do about it. Finally, we must know what it takes to get to sleep, stay asleep and wake up to live the life we want. Please wake up and join Param Dedhia, MD to learn about the power of sleep.   

Param Dedhia, MD

9:40 - 10:20 am | MORNING BREAK: Microbiome Labs

Microbiome Labs products strive for total gut restoration. They provide probiotic bacteriotherapy to practitioners, physicians and patients. 

10:30 - 11:30 am | PANEL: Four Nutritional Templates that all NTPs should Know

Our panelists include:

Gabrielle Lyon 
Cynthia Thurlow 

10:30 - 11:30 am | SPEAKER
11:35 am - 12:25 pm | BREAK: Wise Women Herbals

The mission of Wise Woman Herbals is to provide a gentle and natural way for improving people’s quality of life by offering superior quality botanical supplements; resulting in a healthier, more balanced and sustainable world.

12:30 - 1:30 pm | PANEL: Cultural/ Traditional Foods and Plants Panel
12:30 - 1:30 pm | SPEAKER: Mickey Trescott

Eat Like a Nutrivoire

Eating like a nutrivore is a concept that transcends any other diet or food philosophy. No matter where you find yourself on the dietary spectrum, you can ask yourself the same questions: Am I eating a diet that first, provides the nutrients I need to be healthy and prevent future disease, and second, supports deeper healing or helps me meet my wellness goals?

Mickey Trescott

1:35 - 2:55 pm | LUNCH - on your own

Explore Portland’s deliciously eclectic downtown variety of food options

3:00 - 4:00 pm | SPEAKER: Katie Norris

Nutrition for Dementia

Katie Norris 

3:00 - 4:00 pm | SPEAKER
4:20 - 5:20 pm | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Anna Marie Cabeca

Keeping Balanced with the Keto-Green Way 

As we age our hormones are shifting and that requires a shift in our behavior, nutrition and lifestyle. I have found the ideal shift to make is to get alkaline and into ketosis. I call this my Keto-Green way, and this way the transition associated with aging leads us to an inspired, passionate and thriving life while decreasing the risks of dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabeties, cardiovascular disease and the decline in relationship and sexual health that so many people suffer.

Dr. Anna Marie Cabeca

5:30 - 6:30 pm | EXHIBITOR RECEPTION
6:00 - 10:30pm AWARDS BANQUET

An NTA evening of fellowship. 

Thriving in the Future with Passion, Purpose and Vision 

Announcements by: Gray Graham, Founder of NTA 

Sunday, March 1

7:00 - 8:00 am | MORNING MEDITATION
7:00 - 8:00 am | YOGA
7:00 am - 3:00 pm | EXHIBITOR HALL

Explore our curated selection of brands and companies who fit our paradigm. In the hall, you’ll discover new products and services for your life and business and connect with fellow members of the community.

9:00 - 10:00 am | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tosca Reno

FROM ALIVE to THRIVE – incorporating the 3 pillars of wellness to skyrocket your living

Tosca Reno 

10:05 - 10:35 am | MORNING BREAK
10:45 am - 12:15 pm | ROUNDTABLE

During our new Roundtable Discussions, we will present topics to help accelerate your business. Successful business owners will answer YOUR questions and you will walk away with specific ideas and strategies to transform your work. Every table will have 2-3 business owners to offer a variety of perspective and one moderated leader to focus the discussion. This session will provide various business themes for you to choose what you’d like to learn.  You will have a chance to visit three tables total during this 1.5 hour roundtable session. Some themes include: book publishing, partnering with doctors, creating online programs, content marketing and aquiring clients.

12:20 - 1:00 pm | LUNCH - on your own
1:05 - 2:05 pm | SPEAKER
1:05 - 2:05 pm | SPEAKER
2:15 - 2:30 pm | AFTERNOON BREAK
2:35 - 4:00 pm | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Deanna Minnich, MS, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP

How to Harness the Spectrum of Energy for Vitality: From the Metabolism of Mitochondria to the Subtle Art of Frequency

This presentation will cover how you can back your energy and thrive in your optimum state by focusing on:

  1. Physical: Nutrients for helping the mitochondria burn brightly and energize the digestive tract
  2. Emotional: Moving emotions through in easy, everyday ways
  3. Mental: Establishing balance and rhythm; finding the fulcrum between doing and being
  4. Spiritual: Tuning into one’s “‘vibe’ and connecting to purpose”

Deanna Minnich, MS, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP

4:00 - 4:30 pm | GOODBYE FROM THE NTA

Matt Smith, Director of Academics and Miriam Zacharias, Director of Marketing

The schedule is subject to change. The NTA reserves the right to change the schedule at any time